Microbiology Lab Assistant

Evelo Biosciences - Cambridge, MA (30+ days ago)3.0

Evelo Biosciences is seeking a detail-oriented and dedicated Microbiology Lab Assistant to support our growing organization.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a fast-paced company leveraging the previously untapped biology of the gut-body network to develop a new class of therapies that could transform the treatment of many major diseases, potentially providing profound benefits to patients and society. Evelo Biosciences is pioneering the development of therapies designed to act on the gut-body network – monoclonal microbials. Monoclonal microbials use naturally evolved pharmacology to work in the gut for effects throughout the body and comprise an entirely new class of effective, convenient and safe medicines to address the unmet needs of huge numbers of patients with serious diseases. As a member of the Evelo team, you will play a vital role in supporting our efforts in developing this new modality of medicine.

This critical role will be responsible for providing essential scientific support to the Microbiology Team in a fast-paced, dynamic and intellectually challenging environment. The successful candidate should be proficient in aseptic techniques, microorganisms’ growth and preservation, microscopy, chemistry and possess the ability to multi-task within scope.

Primary Responsibilities:
Prepare media and chemical solutions
Weigh and dispense solid and liquid compounds
Maintain material inventory of solid and liquid compounds
Execute bacteria growth for biomass production
Quantify bacterial samples using standard methods
Perform DNA extraction and PCR
Support lab operations duties as needed such as procurement and shipment
May support other development activities such as fermentation and drug product production.

Experience and Education:
BS or AA degree in biology, chemistry or relevant fields
Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in industry preferred

Desired skills and capabilities:
Highly dependable, detailed oriented, dedicated person who enjoys routine laboratory work;
Strong collaboration & interpersonal communication capabilities
Outstanding team player with ability to work in groups as well as independently
Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and a familiarity with databases
Exhibits a high level of motivation and initiative with the ability to meet deadlines.
Excellent organizational skills required with ability to prioritize.
About Evelo

Evelo Biosciences is dedicated to improving the lives of patients globally through the development of a new modality of medicines – monoclonal microbials. Monoclonal microbials are orally delivered medicines that modulate systemic immunology and biology through direct interactions with human cells in the gut. These new medicines are broadly applicable across many diseases – including autoimmune, immunoinflammatory, metabolic, neurological, neuroinflammatory diseases and cancer. Monoclonal microbials have the potential to fundamentally change traditional models of drug discovery and development. By finding and selecting naturally occurring monoclonal microbials with defined therapeutic effects, Evelo can improve the speed, cost and success of drug discovery and development. Evelo’s platform enables pharmacological intervention at all stages of disease with naturally occurring, safe and effective monoclonal microbials. Evelo Biosciences was conceived and created within VentureLabs®, Flagship Pioneering’s institutional innovation foundry, and launched by Flagship in 2015. For more information, please visit www.evelobio.com.